| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:48 AM
The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends.
If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House of Representatives panel Wednesday to forgo a requirement that a potential new FBI headquarters be located close to the Capital Beltway, a provision they said gives Maryland an unfair advantage as the two states...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Congressional wrangling over the future of the overdue, over-budget James Webb Space Telescope has split astronomers in a struggle over billions in funding.
Astrophysicists worry that action in the U.S. House to eliminate funding for the Webb project,...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:34 PM
Tuesday's announcement that Hopkins astronomer Adam G. Riess will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics acknowledges his huge contribution to scientific knowledge. From the study of giant exploding stars millions of light-years from Earth, Mr. Riess...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 5:05 PM
A full-size model of the James Webb Space Telescope, the tennis-court-length receiver that will be assembled in and operated from Maryland, is on display at the Inner Harbor through Oct. 26.
"Webb will find the first galaxies in the universe," said...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:11 PM
Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said Wednesday she expects the Senate will pass a budget bill on Tuesday that will include $530 million to continue work toward launch of the Webb Space Telescope in 2018 "and secure America's place in astronomy for the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON For most of the country, this October's television airwaves are filled with two things: baseball and politics and the two rarely mix.
But the mid-autumn climax of Major League Baseball could impact the Senate playing field in key states...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON Congress returned Monday for a two-week session with a schedule that's short on substantive action and long on political theater ahead of November's midterm elections.
Rather than go out in a blaze of legislative accomplishment before the Nov....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON As two Ebola-stricken U.S. missionaries slowly recover at Emory University Hospital, the disease's death toll soars in West Africa.
But the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress on Thursday that the...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 10:12 PM
(Reuters) - Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates. Here are some of the most notable departures and the candidates...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs.
Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:56 PM
WASHINGTON – Three senior House members announced Tuesday that they would not seek reelection in 2014, offering both parties prime pickup opportunities in the midterm election.
The clearest opportunity for a party switch comes in Utah, where...